Generic Name - Nitrofurantoin
Category - Antibiotic medication
Infection of the Urinary tract.
Generic for Macrobid* is indicated for the treatment of eliminating bacteria that causes urinary tract infections. Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic. Nitrofurantoin is well absorbed from the gut and reaches high concentrations in the urine where it kills the bacteria responsible for these infections.
Generic for Macrobid* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Macrobid* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Macrobid* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Anemia or other blood disorders
Dehydration or fluid or electrolyte problems
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
Vitamin B deficiency
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Macrobid*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Antacids containing magnesium trisilicate
Certain antibiotics (such as ciprofloxacin, lomefloxacin, norfloxacin and ofloxacin)
Generic for Macrobid* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericMacrobid*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Macrobid* for urinary tract infections is 50 to 100 milligrams taken 4 times a day. For long-term treatment, the doctor may reduce the dosage to 50 to 100 milligrams taken at bedtime.
Generic for Macrobid* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Macrobid* side Effects include fever or chills, sore throat, chest pain, cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, joint aches or pains, pale skin, redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth, skin rash, itching and swelling.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Macrobid*.
Generic for Macrobid* and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Macrobid* may harm the growing fetus. However, Generic for Macrobid* should be specifically avoided in the weeks prior to childbirth.
Generic for Macrobid* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Macrobid* passes into breast milk. Seek medical advice from your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.
Generic for Macrobid* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Macrobid* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Macrobid* and Geriatric
Studies indicate Generic for Macrobid* is likely to cause lung and liver problems in geriatric patients as more adults have poor kidneys. The risk of toxic reactions to Generic for Macrobid* is also greater.
The above information about Generic for Macrobid* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.